This year, TechCon will be focusing on stories. Stories about innovation, leadership and empowerment. Stories that focus on students and student learning. Stories told by districts leading the way with initiatives that they are proud of and are excited to share. Read the results from a recent survey of school technology professionals.
Start the day with six of these stories, told in a short, engaging “TED” Talk format. Pause to reflect, share your own ideas, thoughts and connections. In the afternoon, dig deeper into these stories in hour long breakout sessions led by these same leaders. This will create opportunities to explore how these ideas came to fruition, what made them successful and how you can apply them to your districts. Join us for a day of sharing!
Friday, October 16, 2015
NIU Naperville Conference Center
2015 Keynote Speakers and Conference Co-planners
David Chan -David is an active member of the Northern Illinois Computer Educators (NICE), serving as the MiniCon co-chair and is currently the President-Elect. He is also a Co-Chair of the Illinois Computer Educators (ICE) Conference Workshops Committee. David is a moderator of the Google Education Group (GEG) Chicagoland and serves on the IETC and FETC Program Committees.
Hank Thiele - As a Google Certified Teacher, Trainer, and Administrator his work leading and presenting has been nationally recognized. Hank is focused on providing a simple and effective way to foster learning through the appropriate use of technology. He believes that personalization of instruction, assisted by technology, allows students, parents, community, and staff to improve their skills to become adaptable and productive in today’s world.